The Caribbean Drug Trade Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

The Caribbean Drug Trade
An examination of the main problems in the Caribbean drug trade.
# 30401 | 1,900 words | 7 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 18, 2003 in Criminology (Drugs Enforcement)

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The paper explores the illicit drug trade in the Caribbean and its socially, politically, and ultimately, economically devastating effects. The paper explains how the Caribbean is used for the functions of "money laundering" and "pit stops" and provides a diagram to illustrate how the South American cartel works. The paper shows how What threatens the Caribbean is a whole range of social and economic ills which will continue to block regional integration and unification.

From the Paper:

"It has been suggested that the drug trade in the Caribbean has reached such epic proportions that is it is the "greatest single bloc to Caribbean regional integration." It is this, and more. The Caribbean trade also has local effects in each country which in some instances are relatively mild, and in others, devastating, socially politically, and ultimately, economically.
"The drug trade is worldwide phenomenon and at times, appears to involve almost every nation or dependency there is. However, the control of the trade is remarkably centralized on only one of a few areas; in even fewer hands. The extent of the problem even without accounting for every single drug deal in the world, is enormous. Koch (1995) observes that a large gathering of United Nations member in Italy, in 1995, made some estimates about the extent of the world's drug trade."

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